PM Pham Minh Chinh attended 9th meeting of National Committee on Digital Transformation

WVR/VNA - People and enterprises must be put at the centre of the digital transformation, and benefit from the achievements that the process has carved out, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said on July 10, 2024.
People, enterprises kept at centre of digital transformation: PM
PM Pham Minh Chinh attended 9th meeting of National Committee on Digital Transformation: At the ninth meeting of the National Committee on Digital Transformation. (Photo: VNA)

At the ninth meeting of the National Committee on Digital Transformation, Prime Minister Chinh, who is also the Chairman of the committee, stressed that as digital transformation has become an inevitable trend and a strategic choice, the direction and management of the process has been carried out in a harmonious manner, bringing more practical and positive results over the past time.

The Prime Minister issued five decisions, three directives and three official dispatches, while competent ministries and sectors issued various documents on the guidance of the digital transformation in the first half of the year, he stated.

Laying a stress on the strong development of the digital economy and society, he said that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) firms posted a revenue of more than 1.9 quadrillion VND (74.75 billion USD), while the shipment of Vietnamese digital products brought home some 64.8 billion USD during the January-June period.

An arsenal of global tech giants has committed to landing and expanding investment in the country, particularly in the domains of electronics, semiconductor and AI research and development, he said.

He went on to say that more than 1 million policy beneficiaries received their social welfare grants and 1.8 million retirees got their pensions via bank accounts, adding tax management and tax collection from e-commerce activity were drastically implemented.

Besides, 43 out of 53 essential public services were carried out, with 25 under the project on developing the application of population database, e-identification and e-authentication for national digital transformation for the 2022-2025 period with a vision to 2030 helping save 3.5 trillion VND a year.

He hailed the efforts made by ministries, sectors and localities as well as enthusiastic engagement from the people and businesses to foster the digital transformation, and pointed his finger to several limitations in the completion of the legal institutions for the process, digital infrastructure, information security, and quality of the online public services, among others.

The Government leader ordered stakeholders to prioritise resources, rolled out harmonious digital transformation measures, and strive to complete and exceed the targets set in the national digital transformation programme, as well as the committee’s action plans and strategies on the development of the digital Government, economy, society and database.

“Competent sides should strive to ensure that all of the public services will be handled online, 50% of the adult population use online public services, 90% of the local people and enterprises will satisfy with the settlement of administrative procedures, and 50% of the procedures related to the population database will be cut by 2025”, he said.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)